Thursday, 12 October 2017

Stampin' Up | Cookie Cutter Christmas # 2 - Santa

Hello! Back again today sharing some cards made using the fabulous Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp & Punch set, this time I played with the Santa image. 

The products used for these cards were:
  • Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamps & Punch
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circles Dies
  • Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection
  • Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments stamp set
  • Clearly Besotted From Our Home stamp set (Season's Greetings)
  • Clearly Besotted Be Merry stamp set (Merry Christmas)
  • Dovecraft Glad Tidings 6"x6" Paper Pad
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check in next time for more crafty goodness. 

Hayley Q

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Papergang Unboxing - August 2017 [Video]

Hello there, 

Today I wanted to share the contents of the August 2017 Papergang stationary subscription box which, this month, was designed by the wonderful Gemma Correll. With the help of my brand new YouTube channel I have done this in video form!

If you would like to subscribe to the Papergang you can do so here.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Hayley Q

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Clearly Besotted | Christmas Sparkle

Hello! Popping back on today to share another set of Christmas cards with you. To make these cards I whipped out my embossing powders and heat gun and got a little bit messy!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Clearly Besotted Sale Haul + First Ever YouTube Video!

Hello! Today I'm popping on to share with you some new stamps I picked up over at Clearly Besotted Stamps in a sale they had recently after reopening.

I love the Clearly Besotted designs and the images are always so cute!

I've actually uploaded my first ever YouTube video about this haul, how scary is that! I'm a bit rusty having never filmed before but I think I'll get used to it! 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Stampin' Up | Cookie Cutter Christmas #1 - Reindeer

When is it too early to start making and posting about Christmas cards? In crafting land it's never too early and it's always good to be prepared! That's why I'm coming on today to start sharing my Christmas makes. 

First up is this lovely set of cards that proved very popular with my friends and family last year but I didn't share on my blog. Because they were so popular I decided to make some more!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Personalised Thank You Cards

Hi there!

Today I wanted to share with you some personalised thank you cards that I made for some of the placement students at work that were leaving!

I love this design of card and it's one I go to time and time again when I want to add a name to a card. I simply add the sentiments onto a stitched circle and add the person's name onto a banner that stretched across the bottom of the card.

The main products I used for these cards are:
  • Avery Elle Simply Said Thank You Die
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circles
  • Xcut Wedding Ever After Alphabet & Numbers Die Set

Here is the sketch of the card that I designed for you to use as inspiration!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Docrafts | Forever Friends Opulent Haul

Hello! Today I wanted to share a haul with you. I recently bought the lovely Forever Friends Opulent collection by Docrafts so thought I would share it with you!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Craftwork Cards | Heritage Rose Collection

Hello! Today I wanted to share with you some cards I made using the Heritage Rose collection by Craftwork Cards.

I had so much fun using these papers and toppers and whipped these cards up in no time. The only things I added from my stash were glue, white card, flatback pearls and a little bit of ribbon. I didn't buy anything extra to use with this collection which I love because it helps me use my stash!

Let me know if you have this collection too as I'd love to see your makes!
(Apologies for the poor lighting in the photos!)

Hayley Q

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Simple Father's Day Cards

Helloooo! Today I wanted to share a simple Father's Day card design that's really easy to do and great for using up scraps.

I simply drew a tie shape on a scrap piece of card to use as a template and then drew around it onto some of my scraps. After I'd got quite a few ties of different prints I matched them up into groups of three and found a backing paper to match. 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Clearly Besotted | New Baby Cards

Hi guys, today I wanted to share a collection of baby cards that I made using some Clearly Besotted products.

The products I used were:
  • Clearly Besotted Baby Shower Stamp Set
  • Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Dies
  • Blush Pink Ribbon
  • Metallic Silver Ribbon
  • Lawn Fawn Dye Inks
  • Assorted Patterned Paper
Thanks for stopping by today and I shall see you next time!

Hayley Q

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Avery Elle | Seal-abrate

Hello! Popping back on today to share with you my second batch of Seal-abrate cards. I made a set of these a few weeks ago and they went down so well that I ran out, what can I say, people love a pun! So I thought it was about time I made some more.

I already had a lot of the seals coloured in because I like to do my colouring in batches when I get the time, so all I had to do was cut out a few circles and backing papers and stick everything together!

Do you like a pun as much as I do? Let me know what your favourite is in the comments!

Until next time,

Hayley Q

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Mama Elephant | Sending Smiles Across the Miles

Hello there! Today I wanted to share a card I made using an older stamp set by Mama Elephant called Up and Away.

This card involved a lot of distress inking. The pattern on the background was created using an embossing folder, inking over the top with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and spritzing with some Perfect Pearls powder mixed with water.

The topper was created using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles dies. I stamped the bunny and balloons and coloured them in using distress markers and masked over them so I could create my background. I created a cloud stencil with a pair of scissors and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create the cloud background.

I had a lot of fun creating this card as it involved so many different techniques.

I hope you like this card, stay tuned for next time!

Hayley Q

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

MFT | Happy Pandas

Hello there!

I wanted to just pop on today to show you some quick cards I made using the My Favorite Things (MFT) Happy Pandas stamp set.

I used the MFT Die-Namics Rounded Rectangle dies and some Pretty Pink Posh tag dies to create some toppers out of some 300gsm white card. I stamped the pandas and sentiments using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered to the card using foam squares.

Stay tuned for next time,

Hayley Q

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Altenew | Beautiful Day

Helloo! Today I wanted to share a collection of cards I made using the Beautiful Day stamps by Altenew. It is such a gorgeous stamp set and lent itself perfectly to this simple yet effective card design. All the inks used were the Altenew inks.